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Saskatchewan, CA--Justin Pryor is well-known as the owner of Moose Jaw Truck Shop, but Pryor also has an inventive streak. Coming from a long line of builders and inventors, Pryor invented a revolutionary shaving tool called the NO NICK, which seeks to provide users with a smooth shave without using a soggy shaving brush.
 
“My grandpa and my dad were always building things to make life easier,” Pryor recalled.
 
Like many inventors, Pryor came up with the idea for the NO NICK out of necessity. “That’s how I usually invent or think of anything, solving a problem in front of me. It just happened to be in the shaving industry,” Pryor explained.
 
Justin was looking for a solution for razor burns and clearing up some storage space in his shaving bag.
 
 
"When I was young I inherently always just worked with my hands or worked in the shop” Pryor recalled. Pryor mentions he learned to shave by watching TV, mistakenly using a MASH skit, wherein the characters prank another by telling him to shave with cold water, as a shaving tutorial.
 
“I was young, and the only thing I knew about shaving was that you had to use cold water. Later in life, I always had major razor burn. I’d use a shaving brush, and it always smelled like bacteria. It made my razor burn worse. So, I attributed the fact that the stinky brush was making my razor burn worse.”
 
While Pryor eventually realized that he needed to use hot water to shave, he still disliked using a shaving brush. So, he invented the NO NICK, a silicone shaving cream applicator that allows for a smooth shave and seamless clean-up. The No Nick’s ergonomic design is made to fit comfortably in the hand, and Pryor worked hard to ensure an ergonomic grip.
 
While developing the prototype, Pryor tested six to eight different kinds of designs. He eventually settled on a combination of comfort, flexible and durable. Pryor spent countless hours perfecting the durability of the NO NICK, eventually applying shaving cream to balloons to ensure that the NO NICK could handle the curvature of a face.
 
With subscription-based shave clubs on the rise, Pryor hopes to add the No Nick to the burgeoning lineup of men's grooming tools. He also hopes to stock the NO NICK in barbershop chains.
 
The NO NICK also makes an excellent gift for dads or anyone else who is hard to shop for but values practicality.
 
But the NO NICK isn’t just for men—customers of any age or gender may find many uses for it. It works as an excellent sunscreen applicator for kids.
 
Justin has already manufactured thousands of the NO NICKS
 
 
One of the most unique features of the NO NICK is its sensory-friendly application. The No Nick prevents shaving cream from getting all over someone’s hands, and the same could be said for a mess-free sunscreen or makeup application. This also makes the tool cost-effective, saving customers money and trips to the store to buy more shaving cream or sunscreen.
 
“When you put shaving cream on with your hands, I’ve found you can’t even see the grain of your hair. You get razor burn because you’re going in the wrong direction. The NO NICK puts it on super even, and you can still see the grain of your hair,” Pryor added.
 
Pryor’s wife also discovered an additional use for the No Nick. She uses it to apply makeup as an alternative to a beauty blender. Beauty blenders can often become dirty quickly and are hard to clean. The NO NICK is easy to clean. All you have to do is rinse it under warm or cold water, and the product will rinse itself clean. It dries within seconds.
 
The NO NICK is also portable. The small size makes it easy to store and ideal for travel, unlike a bulky shaving brush. The NO NICK fits easily into travel toiletry bags.
 
Eventually, Pryor hopes to have specific models for each unique application But for now, you can buy the NO NICK at www.nonickproducts.ca NO NICK is currently retailing for fifteen dollars a unit plus shipping and handling. 
 
 
 
 
 
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Reported Story
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New York & New Jersey residents experienced the shock of a lifetime the morning of Friday, April 5, when a 4.8-magnitude earthquake rattled portions of the East Coast, including New Jersey, New York, Massachusetts, and Pennsylvania. The earthquake occurred at roughly 10:20 a.m. Eastern time and had an epicenter in Tewksbury and Redington townships in Hunterdon County.

 

New Jersey residents reported feelings of shaking and swaying. One resident told CBS News, "I honestly thought it was just a forklift that hit something because I was on the phone with my partner at work, and he said all of a sudden the building started to shake."

 

Some residents as far north as Maine also felt the tremors. While residents in Virginia also reported feeling tremors. An estimated 42 million people felt the earthquake.

 

Friday’s earthquake caused flight delays in travel hubs such as  New York, New Jersey, Baltimore, and Philadelphia. Delays in New Jersey’s Newark Liberty National Airport lasted for an estimated two hours. Air traffic resumed as normal at 12:30 P.M. EST, according to the Federal Aviation Administration’s post on X.

 

The earthquake also resulted in delays in railroad transportation. New Jersey Transit reported twenty-minute delays for all rail services in both directions.

 

According to the Associated Press, there have been around 20 earthquakes on the East Coast above a magnitude of 4.5 since 1950. This is compared to over 1,000 earthquakes on the West Coast during that period of time.

 

The last East Coast earthquake occured in Mineral Virginia in 2011, with a 5.8 magnitude.

 

 

According to the United States Geological Survey, known as the USGS, the earthquake’s epicenter was located in New Jersey, near Redington. New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy posted on X, the platform formerly known as Twitter, that New Jersey activated the State of Emergency Operations Center in response to the historic quake. The State of Emergency Operations Center was deactivated at 10 a.m. on the morning of April 6.

 

Governor Murphy reassured residents in a statement posted to X, saying, “We have had no reports of major damage to structures, roadways, or infrastructure as a result of yesterday’s earthquake.”

 

One structural casualty of the earthquake was a 264-year-old mill that ‘fed Washington’s troops’ in Redington.

 

Following the earthquake, New Jersey experienced 47 aftershocks. Aftershocks are the geological phenomenon wherein a series of smaller earthquakes occurs following the main shock, according to the USGS. Aftershocks help the faults ‘readjust.’ They can occur for weeks or months following the main earthquake.

The most recent aftershock in New Jersey was recorded at 8:05 p.m. on Wednesday, April 10, by the Us Geological Survey.

 

 

 

 

Aftershock info: https://www.nj.com/news/2024/04/nj-earthquake-aftershock-tally-climbs-to-34-after-fridays-big-tremor-more-expected.html

 

https://apnews.com/article/new-york-earthquake-east-coast-new-jersey-2a85cb2e51f70f386eeab4c054e261e8

 

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/earthquake-new-york-city-jfk-newark-flights-train-travel/

"This Year, Moose Jaw Truck Shop is Ready for Anything from A to Diesel"

Saskatchewan, CA--Everyone sets goals for the New Year, whether they want to travel somewhere new or learn a new skill or hobby. Justin Pryor, owner of Moose Jaw Truck Shop in Saskatchewan, CA, wants to expand his message and range of services to communities across Canada. While Moose Jaw Truck Shop built a stellar reputation for helping customers maintain their diesel trucks, in 2024, Pryor wants to tackle the automotive market, including automobiles, minivans, and other family vehicles.

“Prior to this we were dominating Diesel only, but there’s only so many Diesel trucks,” Pryor explained in an exclusive interview with NYnewsyork.com. He continued, “Everybody knows we do that, so we want to push more into the automotive world.” There’s no limit to the type of cars Pryor’s team will service. 

Available services include oil changes, brake repairs, tire repairs, and engine repairs. Currently, oil changes are only $37 for automobiles.

Pryor is seen above, hired two additional mechanics who specialized in automobiles to accommodate the expansion. All Moose Jaw Truck Shop employees currently undergo weekly training and are constantly looking for ways to improve the quality of their services. They look forward to continuing to grow. This tenacity and attention to detail is reflected in Moosejaw Truck Shop’s new slogan, the best just keeps getting better.

Though the range of services has expanded, the shop's layout will remain the same. For automotive shops, first impressions set the tone for the customer experience. Moosejaw Truck Shop prides itself on curating an inviting and welcoming environment for new and returning customers. Moose Jaw Truck Shop provides snacks, including cookies shaped like the shop’s logo, for customers waiting on their vehicles.

There’s even a drop box at the front door for customers to drop their keys if they don’t have time to wait. Customers do not need an appointment to use the drop box. Moose Jaw Truck Shop also has loaner vehicles available. Pryor and his team work hard to ensure customers leave the shop feeling informed and prepared.

“It’s not always fixed the same day, but they can leave with a plan,” Pryor explained. Once customers drop off their vehicles, Pryor and his team conduct a pre-inspection of the “vitals,” including tires and fluids. The pre-inspection includes a thirty-point checklist.

Once your vehicle is up and running again, Moose Jaw Truck Shop offers a text message program that sends customers convenient reminders to keep the maintenance of their vehicle on track.

To get the word out about the expansion, Pryor partnered with Golden West Broadcasting, a Canadian community-based radio station that broadcasts to smaller communities throughout Canada, including Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba. Together, Pryor and Golden West Broadcasting are launching a new marketing campaign for Moose Jaw Truck Shop featuring a new character named Aotto, who is a diehard fan of Moosejaw Truck Shop.      

 

Moose Jaw Truck Shop is located at  22 Lancaster Rd, Moose Jaw, SK S6J 1M3. They are open Monday-Friday from 7:30 A.M. to 5:30 P.M. and are closed on weekends. For more information, you can visit their website or call them at 1(306)400-5703. You can also email them: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
CORAL SPRINGS, FL--Melanie and Kody Townsend want to “transform the way people perceive moving.” The husband-and-wife team are the brains behind J&J Vanlines, a moving agency designed to streamline one of life’s most stressful experiences. Like a travel agency, moving agencies act as a third party between customers and local moving companies, coordinating cross-country moves with local movers while assisting the customer with everything from finding packing materials to transporting automobiles.
 
 
Located in Coral Springs, Florida, J&J Vanlines is a family-owned and operated business that can service anywhere in the US. Owner Kody Townsend worked as a mover for nineteen years, giving him invaluable insight into the moving industry, while his wife, Melanie, has a background in HR and talent acquisition. Together, they work with their team to coordinate commercial and long-distance moves with local movers. They offer concierge-style customer service, including white glove packing services, auto transport and storage.
The husband-and-wife dynamic duo sat down with nynewsyork.com in an exclusive interview.
 
“We play a pivotal role between the customer and the carrier,” Kody explained.
 
Partners are vetted with a seventeen-point checklist, and J&J Vanlines, has a claims process that includes insurance. “There’s a lot of benefits to using a moving agency. We have so many options, so you don’t get delayed,” Melanie said.
 
While moving can be an isolating and stressful experience, J&J Vanlines seeks to provide customers with additional support during an already stressful time. J&J Vanlines helps customers with the added reassurance of a trusted third party to support them through any snafus, working parallel with the moving company until your items are delivered safely.
 
“Before your move, you’ll be in contact with your moving consultant the entire time. We will also give you the contact information for the carrier. They’ll call you directly to schedule the pickup,” Melanie explained.
 
This process ensures that you have two points of contact. When you contact J&J Vanlines, they will put a claim together, take a reservation payment and contact a local carrier. The dates are flexible. J&J Vanlines will also ensure that all the prices are correct after everything has been loaded onto the trucks.
 
You can also choose to pay extra for an exclusive truck, meaning you won’t have to share the truck with anyone else. Exclusive trucks often do direct deliveries, meaning there will be no other stops along the way.
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Shared loads are coordinated along similar routes. Every shipment is color-coded. Each customer receives a fully itemized inventory list.
 
“Usually, everything is a shared load to keep costs down,” Kody explained.
 
Rates are based on how much room you take up in the truck by calculating the height and weight of the furniture.
 
The biggest difference between J&J Vanlines and a local moving company is that J&J specializes in long-distance moving. Local movers don’t go out of state and are paid hourly. Most jobs with a local moving company occur within a 300 mile radius.
 
Long-distance movers only move over state lines and are paid via a flat rate. Long-distance movers also operate within a pickup and delivery window, whereas local movers utilize a same-day delivery system.
 
For J&J Vanlines, there is a two-day pickup window where customers can pack as much or as little as needed.
 
“Pack like you’re going on a vacation for a couple weeks. Pack clothes, medication, and any important documents,” Melanie suggested.
 
After pickup, the items are returned to the terminal and loaded onto a trailer.
  
Ultimately, J&J Vanlines is passionate about empowering their customers to tackle one of life’s biggest challenges. “When we’re moving someone from an old place to a new place, we want to think it’s for the best,” Melanie said.
 
She continued, “We’re part of the journey.”
 
 
J&J Vanlines is located at 12427 NW 35 Street. Coral Springs, FL 33065
You can call their call center at 888-504-7642 any time between 9 a.m. and 9 p.m. EST to speak with a representative
about getting a quote. You can also visit their website www.jjvanlines.com 
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